This Week: March 6-11, 2017

There’s a couple of exciting events on our radar this week!

Wednesday, March 8
Check out the closing reception for Marge Moody’s recent exhibition at LOOM Co-Working in Fort Mill, SC. Moody is a Professor of Fine Arts at Winthrop University, known for her abstract, often landscape-based collages and paintings. She has been a solid part of the region’s art community for more than 30 years so let’s show her some love, especially with her impending retirement on the horizon.

Also on Wednesday, check out the opening reception for Halsey Hathaway’s exhibition at SOCO Gallery. Hathaway is under 40 years old, but has already built an impressive resume, with a BFA from Pratt Institute, MFA from Hunter College, and a number of group and solo exhibitions from New York (his home base) to Mexico. Painting in opaque acrylics, Hathaway’s imagery is abstract, with what seems to be a nod to the human form. The exhibition marks the artist’s first at SOCO.

Friday, March 10
Head to the New Gallery of Modern Art to meet their new Director of Programs, Marisa Pascucci at 10:30am. The gallery will be hosting a conversation about their current show of Pop Art. Coffee and mimosas will be served. Don’t forget to RSVP by Wednesday, March 8, to info@newgalleryofmodernart.com or 704.373.1464.

Later that evening, check out Apple Pie: An American Art Show, an exhibition organized/curated by Grace Elizabeth Stott, on view at Goodyear Arts. The exhibition addresses the intersectional identities of American artists and how they relate to, synthesize, or explore what America is and/or represents. Features artists include Alexandra Loesser, Allison Maria Rodriguez, Amy Bagwell, Amy Herman, April Marten, Ben Verner, Blaine Hurdle, Bradley Tucker, Cait Davis, Char Stiles, Chris Watts, Cris Durocher, DJ Fannie Mae, Dammit Wesley, Emily B Jones, Fredrick Brannock, HNin Nie, Hannah Barnhardt, Hannah Shaban, Jake Francek, Janina Anderson, Jeffrey Zie, Jennifer Weigel, Joann Galarza Vega, Kayla Cho, LaDara McKinnon, Larry Caveney, Lydia See, Margaret Strickland, Matt Steele, Mike Gentry, Morgan Benshoff, Natalie Baxter, Nicholas Arehart, Pamela C. Winegard, Raymond Grubb, Rebecca Munce, Reuben Bloom, Sara Woodmansee, Sarah Slusarick, Sarah Terry Argabrite, Skye Asta Devine Schirmer, Sloane Siobhan, Suje Garcia, Susan Jedrzejewski, TRE(Trap) Davis, and Victoria Byers.

Saturday, March 11
If you haven’t met the new Artists-in-Residence yet, the Open Studio Saturday event at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation is a great opportunity to do so. From 12-4pm, meet Rob Carter, David Burns and Austin Young of Fallen Fruit, Dustin Farnsworth, Scott Gardner, and Marcus Kiser + Jason Woodberry, when they open their studio doors to talk about their creative process. Artist-in-Residence Rebecca Kamen, in collaboration with Discovery Place, will teach you how to make blown paintings with a straw, paint, and your own breathing. And check out Mel’s BLT Kitchen food truck, serving up food throughout the event.MarcusAndJason

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